At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Artful Reading

This portrait of mid-20th century Paris and the fascinating characters of Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, and their circle, who loved and hated, drank and debated with each other—forever changed the way we think about thinking. These post-war thinkers became known as the Existentialists. Starting with Paris after the devastation of the Second World War, Bakewell takes us inside the passionate debates and lives of these brilliant, if flawed, characters. The social, artistic and political currents that shaped the existentialist movement are explored—a mode of thinking that deeply affects us today. 

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell (2016)

Hosted by Robin Adair.

Space is limited and registration is required. E-mail to register.

$5 with admission or membership. Light refreshments provided.

About the talk

Remai Modern's book discussion program brings together two things we love: great art and literature! Led by different guest hosts and moderated by Robin Adair, participants are invited to discuss the selected book in connection to artworks on view. Titles are available from Remai Modern's Art & Design Store.


Remai Modern is temporarily closed in an effort to help mitigate risks to the public related to the spread of COVID-19.

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